all about the people
communities involve real work from many different people
you can't understand it until you participate and become part of the community
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participate gently at first take time to understand the community norms.
let issues die down on their own and allow others to participate
take time to cool off and don't participate when you are angry
assume community members have good intensions and focus on education and improvement.
grow gradually and balance resource to manage contributions.
Participation in communities is a great excuse to play with new technology
do good thins for others and recognize thier contributions.
the young can contribute
encourage young people to participate in your communities
learn new skill
open source communities give people real-world training to help them get work later.
learn from others
get new ideas and insights from other people and other communities
train the next generation and help others succeed
focus on the ideas and work together with people from diverse backgrounds
Encourage women in our field and get more women speaking at our events
no as easy as it seems
community management is not all parties and fun travel. it's also a lot of real work
most things will work out if you have smart, helpful people in your community
travel to new places and meet all kinds of fascinating people!